Alpine Slide Opens This Weekend (Sat & Sun, noon – 6pm)Wednesday May 15th 2013
In addition to opening the lifts this weekend for the Scenic Sky Chairs, mountain biking and our interpretive hiking trails, The Mt. Hood Adventure Park will open the Northwest’s only ½ mile Dual Alpine Slide for the first time this summer. After significant spring snow, it has finally melted away and the Alpine Slide is ready to open this weekend. One of the two tracks will operate on Saturday and Sunday from noon until 6pm, weather permitting.
Enjoy flying down a half mile track of twists and turns through mountain meadows with banked turns, S-curves and hairpin thrills at the speed of your choice. Start with a leisurely trip up the mountain on the Scenic Sky Chairs, and then prepare for a roller coaster ride down the mountain. You’ll drop 350 feet over the half mile ride with average speeds around 20 MPH as you wind your way down the track. Speeds of up to 37 MPH have been reached but with the brakes at your fingertips, you’re always in control.